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Optional Equipment
1967 Thunderbird
SL Interior Trim (Available in cloth/vinyl or
($109.45 for Cloth/Vinyl, $201.06
   for Leather/Vinyl) New option for '67
Overhead Convenience Control Panel (Includes
  Rolling Door Locks*)
($77.73 for 2-Door Models,
  $101.10 for 4-Door Models) New option for '67
6-Way Power Driver's Seat ($97.32)
Power Windows ($103.95)
Thunderbird 428 V-8 Engine (345 Horsepower)
Integral AM Radio/StereoSonic Tape
   System ($128.49)
AM/FM Radio ($89.94)
AM/FM Multiplex Stereo Radio ($163.17) New
   option for '67

Dual Rear Seat Radio Speakers ($33.07) New
   option for '67

StudioSonic Rear Speaker System (AM or AM/FM
   Radio only; not available with multiplex or tape
Power Radio Antenna ($28.97)
White Sidewall Tires ($43.12)
Red Band White Sidewall Tires ($51.98)
Two Tone Paint (Tudor Hardtop only) ($25.25)
Highway Pilot Speed Control ($129.55)
Tinted Glass ($47.49)
Limited-Slip Differential ($46.69)
Heavy-Duty Battery ($7.44)
SelectAire Conditioner ($421.49)
Styled Steel Wheel Covers with Chrome Lug
   Nuts ($35.70) New option for '67
Reclining Passenger Seat and Headrest ($57.08)
Shoulder Harness ($27.27) New option for '67
Remote Trunk Release ($12.63)
Deluxe Wheel Covers with Spinners
   ($19.48) New option for '67
Exhaust Emission Control System ($49.45)
Appearance Protection Group (Includes door edge
   guards, license plate frame, and front and rear
   color-keyed floor mats)
($25.28 for 2-Door
   models, $29.17 for 4-Door model) New
   option for '67

   (Available floor mat colors: Blue, Red, White,
   Black, or Saddle)
Automatic Headlamp Dimmer (Special Order)
   ($45.60) [View image]
Special Paint ($34.85)

*Rolling Door Lock system was discontinued in
production on January 6, 1967
SL Interior Trim
SL Interior Trim option is shown above in Parchment Cloth and Vinyl; note the simulated S-bar courtesy light on rear roof side panel. This is, perhaps, one of the most elegant interiors ever offered by Thunderbird.
Safety-Convenience Control Panel - overhead warning lights1967 was the only year that this option featured "rolling" door locks. In fact, this unique option was only available in 1967. All doors locked automatically at 8 m.p.h., and would not unlock until car slowed to less than 8 m.p.h. Rolling door locks were included with the Safety-Convenience Control Panel, (shown left), and also featured a switch on the console (shown below) to lock or unlock all doors manually.

The rolling door lock feature was discontinued for cars built after approximately January 6, 1967, due to ongoing issues. A service procedure was released to dealers instructing them on disconnecting the rolling door lock feature, allowing the system to be controlled manually by the control on the console.

It was noted that engines should be turned off when running the car through a rolling automatic wash rack, if it allowed the wheels on the car to turn as it progressed through the machine. One can only imagine how angry new Thunderbird owners must have been to realize the doors had locked automatically during the washing process, and they were now locked out of their car!
Lights out before take off! Are your belts fastened? Doors closed? Fuel OK? Thunderbird's Safety-Convenience Control Panel (shown above, mounted above the windshield between the sun visors), lets you know when you're cleared for take off. And if you forget to check it, it also has an Emergency Flasher System to alert others when you're stopped by the side of the road (because you ran out of gas!)
Safety-Convenience Control Panel - includes vacuum door locks (control on console)
Photo Courtesy John Ryan
Highway Pilot Speed ControlFirst introduced in 1966, the Highway Pilot Speed Control allows the driver to set desired cruising speed, retard to a slower speed, or resume to original set speed at the touch of a switch conveniently located within the padded spokes of the Tilt-Away steering wheel. A touch of the brake pedal, or a flick of the console mounted on/off switch to the off positon instantly re-establishes manual control. The wood grained steering wheel was provided as part of the Highway Pilot option, regardless of trim level. Normally only cars with the optional SL Interior got the dressed up steering wheel without this option. SelectAire Conditioner
Stay comfortable all year long, regardless of the weather outside with SelectAire. Simple controls combine the MagicAire Heater and SelectAire Conditioner for cooling and dehumidifying in Summer, heating and defrosting in Winter months.
Integral AM Radio with StereoSonic Tape System
Ford's Integral AM Radio with StereoSonic Tape System, a very popular new option introduced in 1966, returns for 1967. Pre-recorded 8-track tapes play over 70 minutes of music through four high fidelity speakers. Diana Ross and The Supremes never had it so good! Neither did The Monkees, The Cowsills, or Frank Sinatra, for that matter.
Simulated Mag Wheel Covers with Chrome Lug Nuts (at right) were a new option for 1967. A Thunderbird emblem at center was set against a turquoise background. One of the flashiest wheel covers ever put on a T-Bird. Of course there's really nothing like driving a Thunderbird when you want to be discreet! (Although private investigator Peter Gunn in the 1967 movie "Gunn" did drive a new Thunderbird...)

A Deluxe Wheel Cover with simulated knock-off spinners and a dark blue background was also optionally available.
Simulated Mag Wheel Covers
Photo Courtesy John Ryan
*Note: Did You Know?
When the FM Multiplex Stereo Radio was ordered, a separate unit was mounted in the center console glove compartment that separated the FM stereo channels. Two knobs controlled front to rear and side to side speaker balance, and extended through the glove compartment cover, which featured a chrome bezel mounted to its face with "Stereo" engraved on it in script. A jewel light appeared above the knobs, and glowed when a stereo broadcast was being received. This was a one year only option.
1967 Thunderbird with after market mid-bodyside moulding 1967 Thunderbird Mid-Bodyside Moldings

After offering factory moldings (called "Sports Side Trim") to protect the body sides in 1962, and 1964-1966, Ford offered nothing for the 1967-68 Thunderbirds, which led to an after market version, shown here at left and detailed at right. A factory molding was again made available mid-year for 1969 Thunderbirds.
1967 Thunderbird - detail of mid-bodyside moulding

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